See also: hand, HAND, händ, hånd, hand., and hånd-

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Central FranconianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • Hank (chiefly western Ripuarian)

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German *hand, northern variant of hant. The regular form in Moselle Franconian and some southern dialects of Ripuarian is Hand with a plural Hänn (< *hende) through the development: intervocalic -nd--nn-. The regular form in most of Ripuarian is Hank with a plural Häng (< *henge) through velarization and subsequently a corresponding development: intervocalic -ŋg--ŋŋ-.

These regular systems are preserved in Moselle Franconian and western Ripuarian. In many eastern and central Ripuarian dialects, the native velarization has to a large degree been reverted under the influence of standard German and surrounding varieties. This reversion, which has emanated from Cologne, is irregular, affecting -nk more than it does -ng-, and hence it has led to occasional variation between velarized and de-velarized forms within the inflectional paradigm of one word (compare Wand, Zand, schänge).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Hand f ‎(plural Hänn or Häng, diminutive Händche)

  1. (many dialects) hand

Usage notesEdit

  • The plural Hänn is used in Moselle Franconian and some southern dialects of Ripuarian. The form Häng is used in many Ripuarian dialects, including Kölsch.

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German hant, from Proto-Germanic *handuz. Compare Dutch and English hand, West Frisian hân, Danish hånd, Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌽𐌳𐌿𐍃 ‎(handus).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Hand f ‎(genitive Hand, plural Hände, diminutive Händchen n or Händlein n)

  1. hand

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

External linksEdit

  • Hand in Duden online

Low GermanEdit

LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German *hand, northern variant of hant, from Proto-Germanic *handuz.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Hand f ‎(plural Hänn, diminutive Händchen)

  1. hand
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